Direct Care Worker

Aveanna Healthcare East Hampton , CT 06424

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition #:118190

Location:East Hampton, CT 06424

Category:Direct Care Worker

Position Overview

The Direct Care Worker (DCW) provides personal care and/or related services in the home. She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Clinical Director and/or appropriate supervisor. The DCW receives scheduling direction from the Client Services Coordinator and/or supervisor.

Essential Job Functions

Tasks to be performed by a DCW must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and/or appropriate supervisor, who will be responsible for the client care provided by the DCW. Under no circumstances may a DCW be assigned any responsibilities related to any intravenous procedures; procedures involving the administration of oral, sublingual, subcutaneous, transdermal, rectal or topical medications; or any other sterile or invasive procedures. Except as otherwise noted, duties of the DCW may include:

Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene including bathing, shaving, grooming and dressing

Assists in maintaining a healthy, safe environment

Plans and prepares and may feed the client nutritious meals. Completes errands when instructed to do so by the company supervisor

Assists the client with transfers and ambulation with or without an assistive device

Provides medication reminders

Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan

Attempts to promote client's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest

Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household

Establishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidence

Maintains client/family confidentiality at all times

Prepares a visit report on the day it is performed and incorporates the report in the clinical record weekly or as directed

Reports any change in client's mental or physical condition

Reports any changes in home situation to the company

Carries out assignment(s) as instructed by their supervisor and reports any pertinent changes to care

Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client, as instructed by the supervisor

Participates in in-service education as required by company policy and state/federal regulations

Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/Director, to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel

Notifies the Company of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, bereavement or special professional meetings which will affect service(s) with the Company

Requirements

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent preferred

Possess basic math, reading, and writing skills

Ability to speak, comprehend, read and write English consistent with job requirements

Completion of a basic aide training program and/or Direct Care Worker test consistent with state/federal requirements

Satisfactory performance on a training competency evaluation and or exam and ongoing annual re-evaluation

Completion of one year's employment as a personal care aide, nurse's aide or in another healthcare related field preferred

Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good relationship with client, client's family, and the personnel of the company.

Must have available, reliable transportation to and from assignments

Completion of all applicable health screening(s)

A minimum of two satisfactory references and background screenings are obtained prior to hire

Valid Driver's License and Acceptable MVR

Physical Requirements

Must be able to read 12 point or larger type

Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people

Must be able to stoop and bend

Must be able to travel to prospective clients' residences

Must be able to safely lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 50 pounds

Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs

Environment

Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Direct Care Worker

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